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Mel Tillis Dies at Age 85

Sunday, November 19, 2017 10:56am

Country Music Hall of Fame member Mel Tillis died on Sunday (Nov. 19) at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. He was 85. The suspected cause of death is respiratory failure, according to his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs. Despite his many distinctions as a performer, songwriter, actor and music publisher, Tillis was most... Read more »

Hear Kelleigh Bannen’s Soulful “O Holy Night” ...

Friday, November 17, 2017 12:28pm

On Thursday (Nov. 16), Kelleigh Bannen, one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, showed she is one of country music’s greatest storytellers to emerge from Nashville within the last decade. And she did it in less than a minute. To plug her new soulful versions of “O Holy Night” and “Deck the Halls,” Bannen parodied... Read more »

The Inspiration Behind Taylor Swift’s “New Year...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:05pm

Last week, she won the CMA song of the year as the sole writer behind Little Big Town’s No. 1 hit “Better Man.” But “New Year’s Day” marks Taylor Swift‘s official return to country radio. Her label Big Machine Records sent the song to country radio programmers nationwide on Wednesday night (Nov. 15). Co-written with... Read more »

Eddie Montgomery Will Continue Montgomery Gentry

Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:45pm

In music, artists are on a constant search to find their forever creative partners. Mick Jagger has Keith Richards. Jimmy Page has Robert Plant. Paul McCartney had John Lennon. In country music, Montgomery Gentry‘s Eddie Montgomery had Troy Gentry. In a new interview with People, Montgomery said he lost a piece of his soul when... Read more »

With Blake Shelton, Christmas Is Always Merry

Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:55am

One Christmas in Oklahoma, then another Christmas in California. That definitely sounds like twice as much fun, if you love the holidays as much as Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani do. Stefani told Extra that that’s their plan for this Christmas season so that they don’t have to be apart when it matters most. “We... Read more »

How Darius Rucker Felt About “Hold My Hand”

Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:39am

When the Country Music Association called Darius Rucker and asked if he’d help open the Nov. 8 Awards show with his 1994 hit song “Hold My Hand,” he said he was shocked. “For the song that (Hootie & the Blowfish) played in clubs for years and years to be opening the CMAs — with a... Read more »

PHOTOS: Tour Faith Hill and Tim McGraw’s New Exhibit

Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:21am

Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosted a private preview of the new exhibit Faith Hill & Tim McGraw: Mississippi Woman, Louisiana Man on Wednesday (Nov. 15). In their opening remarks (which lasted 12 minutes), the country power couple wanted to thank every soul that has ever been part of their respective careers.... Read more »


American hostage mom describes brutal treatment by Taliban captors

Monday, November 20, 2017 5:24am

The American mom held hostage by the Taliban for five years says she was beaten and raped as she tried to protect her children from their captors.

Notorious cult leader and murderer Charles Manson dead in prison at 83

Monday, November 20, 2017 6:20am

Manson was deemed responsible for a two-day murderous rampage S. Calif. in 1969.

'I have not forgotten': Sharon Tate's sister reacts to Charles Manson's death

Monday, November 20, 2017 6:10am

She wasn't relieved on Sunday when she heard Charles Manson had died.

At least 3 dead after air ambulance crashes in Arkansas

Monday, November 20, 2017 6:53am

The crash happened in the Lodge Corner, Arkansas.

Cold, damaging winds move in behind storm system in Midwest and Northeast

Monday, November 20, 2017 6:38am

Overall, 111 damaging storms were reported in 10 states.

Argentina now unsure if signals came from lost submarine

Sunday, November 19, 2017 7:52pm

Argentina's Navy could not confirm the source of seven brief satellite calls.